The city of Detroit is offering about 200 free and reduced price homes to police officers living outside the city limits in attempt to revitalize the city.

Detroit is seeing a housing crisis that was sparked by a huge decline in the population. The city’s population decreased 25% in the past decade, according to Census Bureau.

Nation columnist and MSNBC contributor Melissa Harris-Perry, said because Detroit is a city that’s struggling in a lot of ways, this brilliant program. “Police officers are valuable in our communities. We want to get them into our communities,” she said.



Census Shows Massive 25 Percent Exodus From Detroit

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